Financial Accountability and Nursing’s Role in Decision-Making Paper
This Financial Accountability and Nursing’s Role in Decision-Making Paper assignment broadens the students understanding and knowledge of the various roles financial management and nursing leaders play in the business of healthcare. Have you ever said to yourself “If we only did things this way, this department/unit would more efficiently and cost effective? Or, what about “I have an idea to improve care and save money?”
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For this Financial Accountability and Nursing’s Role in Decision-Making Paper assignment, the student will identify a workplace/unit issue or concern. Create a plan related to the issue/concern that could help the unit become more efficient and cost effective. A major emphasis of this assignment is to focus upon on how to be more cost effective without compromising quality and safety. How can the plan improve the fiscalhealth of the department and/or unit?
Areas and ideas to consider might include:
|· Charge for procedures not previously charged for· Changing brands of items
· Creating a new department
· Outsourcing procedures or personnel
|· Buying new or different equipment· Hiring personnel
· Eliminating procedures, departments, supplies, etc.
· Redesigning procedures, department layout, policy
Develop a scholarly Financial Accountability and Nursing’s Role in Decision-Making Paper that addresses the following criteria:
1. Identify and fully describe the problem or issue.
2. Describe in detail why this is a problem/issue and how it affects patients, nursing, and the organization in terms of fiscal management. Be specific.
3. Develop a plan or proposal related to the chosen problem on how to improve the fiscal health of the department/unit.
4. Include a literature review supporting the plan.
· Describe how the literature/evidence describes the problem/issue or supports the plan/ideas to resolve the problem/issue
· Discuss specific goals and objectives for implementing this plan/proposal
5. Identify specific strategies for solving this problem based on the readings and literature.
6. Include a proposed budget that shows the anticipated cost savings.
· Discuss the return on investment expected (when, who, how, etc.)
· This can be described in (a) narrative format within the paper, (b) in a table within the paper, or (c) as an appendix
7. Include a proposed time line for implementation.
8. Describe how the proposal/plan effectiveness will be evaluated.
9. The scholarly paper should be six to eight (6-8) pages excluding the title page, reference page, and appendices.
10. Include level 1and 2 headings to organize the paper.
11. The paper should begin with an introductory paragraph that includes the purpose statement.
12. The paper should include a conclusion.
13. Write the paper in third person and a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.
14. Include a minimum of six (6) references from professional peer-reviewed nursing journals to support your paper.References should be from scholarly peer-reviewed journals (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old.
15. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
16. Submit the Financial Accountability and Nursing’s Role in Decision-Making Paper assignment to TurnitinDirect prior to your final submission to the assignment drop box by the posted due date. Please be sure to review the originality report and make any needed changes prior to submitting to the assignment drop box.
17. Submit to the assignment drop box by posted due date.
Assignment 5: Financial Accountability and Nursing’s Role in Decision-Making Paper Grading Rubric (12 points)
|Assignment Criteria||5 points||4 points||2 points||1 point|
|All topics/criteria addressed and all questions fully answered.||All topics/criteria addressed and most questions fully answered.||All topics/criteria addressed and most questions partially answered.||One or more topics/criteria not addressed or completely answered.|
|Quality/Accuracy of Information||3 points||2 points||1 point||0 points|
|Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.||Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. It provides supporting details and/or examples.||Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. A few details and/or examples are given.||Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic/criteria.|
|Organization||2 points||1 point||0.5 point||0.25 point|
|Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading.||Information organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading.||There is an attempt at organization but errors exist. No levels of heading.||The information or overall structure appears disorganized.|
|Sources||2 points||1 point||0.5 point||0.25 point|
|All references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe, or a classic/ historical source.||The majority of references are from a relevantprofessional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe or a classic/historical source.||Some references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years.||Majority of references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years.|
|Up to 20% of the assigned points (total points of assignment) can be deducted from the earned points for errors in APA style [title page, introduction, purpose statement, level heading, conclusion, references, citations, and format], spelling, and/or grammar.|